So…it’s been a while since I had time to write a blog entry.
I won’t beat around the bush. I saw a picture of myself from this past weekend…and um…I did not like what I saw.
Then I read this New York Times article called “Always Hungry? Here’s Why.”
A few article takeaways:
-The 2.5 years of dysfunctional sleep I recently dealt with probably has something to do with my weight gain.
-The stress of being an inexperienced, first-time mom to a child that does not exactly have “easy” in the description of his temperament (from birth), might have played a role.
-My sweet tooth certainly played a role.
-My lack of exercise probably did too.
So, today I am hitting you up.
You know who you are, fit female friends. You post on social media about your amazing runs, the healthy meals you cooked and the new outfits you bought. You always look cute in your pictures with your kids. You look rested. You just seem to really have it all together.
Today I need you.
You may want to keep your secrets to the fountain of youth to yourself, but please hear me out. This girl is desperate. Please, please, please tell me how you stay healthy! Your female sisterhood advice = good karma for you!
A bunch of questions are running through my head, fit female friends:
-So, I have to exercise 7 days a week to start seeing fat loss, don’t I?
-What is your favorite exercise and why?
-Do you just never, ever eat sugar?
-Do I need to give up alcohol? (To be honest, I don’t think I can do this one. Some days as a mom just require a glass of red wine.)
-Should I just eat carbs for breakfast and then give them up the rest of the day so I have a chance to burn them off?
-Should I replace one meal with a protein shake?
-How much sleep do you get?
-How do you manage stress?
-So for a girl in my (ugh, late) 30s, is this fat loss going to be a long process?
(P.S. No offense to my fit male friends. I do not need your advice today. Your body was not made to bear children and store fat in order to carry those children. This is a female-only post today. I need assistance from the sisterhood.)